PESHAWAR: A cop was killed in Regi Model Town area of the city when a bomb planted near a police check post went off, while six bodies were found in Nowshera and Dera Ismail Khan district of the province. The News, Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
LANDIKOTAL: Two volunteers of the Tauheedul Islam (TI) died when one of them stepped over a landmine planted near a bunker in Kata Kanri area of Bazaar Zakhakhel in Khyber Agency, official sources said on Wednesday.Sajid Shah and Yar Khan died in the blast when they were on way to Tauheedul Islam picket in Kata Kanri area to begin their shift of duty. However, it could not be confirmed whether it was remote-controlled or any other device. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: Dozens of activists of Khyber Youth Welfare Association and other tribesmen from Khyber Agency on Wednesday staged a protest for the recovery of missing persons from the Bara tehsil of the Khyber Agency. The News, Daily Mashriq.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday approved in principle the establishment of a `brigade-level` cantonment for Swat and Malakand areas. He gave the approval after a briefing given to him during a visit to Swat and Malakand. Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post, Daily Mashriq.
PESHAWAR: An earthquake measuring five on the International Richter Scale rattled Swat, Mansehra, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan, Ghazir and adjacent areas during midnight of Tuesday and Wednesday. The News.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police is to introduce dispute resolution councils in a bid to decide various cases of petty nature through informal justice system, a source said. The source added that the bodies would be constituted all over the province to settle petty disputes with-out involving police and going through the lengthy system. The News.
KARAK: Unidentified assailants attacked the house of Chief Minister’s adviser on prisons Malik Qasim Khan Khattak with hand grenades, causing damage to the main gate of the house. However, no loss of life was reported. One of the grenades remained unexploded, while the other exploded and damaged the main gate of the house, situated on the main Indus Highway near Fateh Sheri Chowk. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: An advisor on prisons, Malik Mohammad Qasim told the provincial assembly on Wednesday that 253 prisoners including 23 terrorists had run away during last year’s jailbreak in Dera Ismail Khan. The News.
GHALANAI: A boys` primary school in a remote area of Ekkaghund tehsil, which was damaged in the devastating floods last year, is still without boundary wall, washrooms and furniture. The government had established the school in backward Halki Ghandhab Tango area in 1990 keeping in view the low literacy rate in the region. Dawn.
LANDI KOTAL: United Nations International Children and Education Fund (Unicef) handed over 60 tents to the Khyber Agency education office the other day to provide shelter to the students of the militancy destroyed schools in the region. Dawn.
NOWSHERA: All the political parties have given mandate to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to start negotiations with Taliban, but it is unclear why he is delaying the process. Mr Sharif should show sincerity and launch talks with Taliban as soon as possible. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: Awami National Party here Wednesday held a condolence reference for slain party leader, Mian Mushtaq at Baacha Khan Markaz under the chairmanship of interim president, Bashir Ahmad Khan Matta. The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Public Services bill 2014” enabling every eligible persons to have right to public services within a time limit and in a transparent manner. The Frontier Post.
BAJAUR: The local administration was committed to improving the quality of the life of tribesmen living in backward and remote areas of the agency by providing them basic and modern civic facilities and several mega development projects would be launched soon in various backward areas of the region. The Frontier Post.
HANGU: Senator Farhat Ullah Babur along with Humayon Khan and other members in a delegation visited the Ibrahim Zai District of Hangu to pay condolences to the family of Aitzaz Hassan. The delegation also visited the grave of Hassan and offered a wreath. Daily Mashriq.